Management Team

  • Amy Smith (Rauscher)

    Having a keen interest in international development from a young age, Amy completed her Bachelor of Commerce in International Business. After her undergraduate degree, she lived and worked abroad in Europe and Mexico. Returning to Canada, Amy completed her MBA with a specialization in International Affairs.    Amy’s personal goal is around empowerment and she […]

  • Laurel Wayne-Nixon

    Laurel moved to Vancouver the summer of 2018 to do an internship with BCCIC. She spent the previous year completing the first year of her Masters in International Environmental Studies in Norway. Previously she lived in Victoria where she went to the University of Victoria and received her BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies. […]

  • Keneisha Charles

    Keneisha Charles is currently a student set to graduate in 2019 at Rutland Senior Secondary school in Kelowna. She is an avid volunteer within her school and community and has worked advocating for social issues such as promoting positive mental health, supporting diversity, and educating around substance abuse and violence prevention. As a young person, she […]

  • Mari Otomo

    Mari’s passion for children’s rights, global issues and contributing to sustainable and intergenerational transformative social change is grounded in her educational background in political science (BA) and social work (BSW, MSW). In addition to working in government agencies, Mari has a diverse range of experiences in grassroots and national non-profit agencies as well as the […]

  • Rosalind Warner

    Secretary Rosalind has 25 years of experience teaching and researching in the areas of international development, global environmental politics and Canadian international policy.  She is the Contributing Editor of two books on Canadian Foreign Policy. She holds a PhD in Political Science from York University with specializations in International Relations and Canadian Politics, with a […]

  • Kaila Borrelli

    Kaila is a Regional Sales Manager for Ledcor Technical Services, managing a team of Project Coordinators across Albert and B.C. She is also the Co-Founder for Advocacy Vancouver, a non-profit that aims to build awareness in Vancouver about local socials justice, economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and educational events through digital promotion. This organization is bringing […]

  • Rebecca Mellett

    Rebecca Mellett (BA, MA Carleton; MSc LSE) is a specialist in development economics and governance, with post-graduate Certification in Sustainability Management (Harvard) and will complete a Certificate in Applied Evaluation Methods (The Evaluators Institute) in 2019. She brings more than twenty years of experience in federal public policy, programs and evaluation for the (former) Canadian International […]

  • Jerry Mundi | CVGAN

    Jerry lives in the traditional territory of the K’ómoks people and has been a part of this community for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the Social Services program at North Island College and is currently continuing to learn with the University of Victoria. He continues to sit on the several committees at the […]